"Behind the Games: Street Art and Protest During the Mexico City (1968) and the Rio de Janeiro (2016) Olympics." Ridiculosa, a French multi-disciplinary journal (Fall 2017).
Your Art Here: Contemporary Artists, Advertising and the Infiltration of the American Periodical. Book manuscript submitted for publication.
Your Art Here: Contemporary Art and Print Advertisements, 1964 - 1980 (2015)
Emboldened by the cultural appropriations of Pop art, many artists in the 1960s and '70s began directly interposing their work into the pages of mass media publications. This dissertation establishes artist-generated print advertisements as paradigms of this avant-garde trend, revealing the incisive dialogues they fostered on feminism, racial politics, sexuality, commercialization and other important issues facing the art world at the time. Investigating magazine ads and newspaper classifieds placed by Yoko Ono, Ray Johnson, Terry Fugate-Wilcox, Ed Ruscha, Judy Chicago, Bruce Conner, Lynda Benglis and other American artists between 1964 and 1980, this study classifies these works as exemplars not only of each artist’s oeuvre and but also of wider artistic movements challenging post-war cultural norms.
Review of Realize Your Desires: Underground Press from the Library of Stefan Brecht (2017)
Excerpt from review published by caa.reviews, March 22, 2017.
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Art Everywhere: The Met's Little-Known Collection of Advertising Art (2015)
The Art of Protest and the Year that Changed the World: A Study of the 1968 Student Demonstration Posters in Paris and Mexico City (2011)
Excerpt from an article printed in The University of Toronto Art Journal (vol. 4, 2011), developed from a paper given at the University of Toronto graduate student symposium, January 2011. The essay discusses the graphic identity of the 1968 student protest movements in Paris and Mexico City and the inventive ways in which their poster designs utilizes common icons of dissent to draw support for their cause.
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Dynamite Packed Thrillers, Joys of the Flesh and Other Added Attractions: Reginald Marsh and the Golden Age of Movies (2012)
Excerpt from an essay published by the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with their ongoing online exhibition 'Reginald Marsh' . The paper discusses Marsh's uniquely detailed, informational and vibrant approach to depicting cinema houses in New York.
Read the full essay online here.